I went for something different today – completely relaxed ankles and none of that stupid toe-pointing. I survived the warm-up in relatively good shape! No shin-splints or aching mid-feet, I was ready to tuck into the across-the-room – tonight we did plenty of turning at speed. We’re really being pushed and whipped into better tappers, it’s like Ailsa’s got a goal and we’re the experiment to see how much we can improve. I enjoy the challenge, I feel bad about being sloppy but gotta keep pushing…
We attempted standing-toe-pickups, I had a nice core workout but not enough, need more pain! The routine was quite fun and we did rehearsal… well, it was flippity and floppity… the steps are there, just the memorising and coping with the speed. Not a time to panic but I will need to pull away from my ‘big project’ and nail those steps into my brain. It’s nearly uploaded… just need to practise with SPEEED!
Everyone turned up, all ten of us, very productive 15 minutes… I can’t remember what new steps there are but there’s a vid, hoping to see it soon. Maybe in midweek when I need a break? I did manage another project tonight… that’s 4 out of 9… every piece is treated with love and care hence the length of time, it’s been a week… and I’ve given myself two to finish it all off. Eeeeek!
Surprised that Laura wasn’t there, turned out she hurt her neck – hope she gets well! Josh deputised and the jammed class sweated out an hour-filler. It was a bit scatty in places but I had a feeling Josh didn’t really had that much time to prepare.
We did some very basic leaps and stuttered through a routine. The rehearsal went well – tidied some kinks but not really progressed… we really need Laura back. I think everyone turned up too expecting to learn more… oh well.